Europaeum Spring School

Europe in the World - The World in Europe



For the last five centuries it has been perceived that Europe was the main influence on major world developments through its formal and informal colonial and neo-colonial power. In the last fifty decades or so, however, it could be argued that the greatest influence on the state of Europe itself has come from the world outside. Influences from the outside have not only affected the political agenda in most of Europe’s countries, they also have had profound social and cultural impact. Europe is also greatly affected by the economic consequences of globalisation.

This Spring School will bring together post-graduate researchers, mainly but by no means exclusivlely, in Humanities and Social Sciences discussing the wider impact of the world on Europe and of Europe in the world in a historical and contemporary context. Issues that will be explored include topics such as migration, economic investments in Europe and security challenges stemming from external instability, but the participants are also actively invited to challenge the notions underlying this simple dichotomy and provide alternative readings of how interdependence in the world has developed over the last centuries and how that affects the current state of Europe.


We welcome applications from master’s and doctoral students who wish to either just join the discussions, or give a paper. Applications should include the Europaeum application form, a brief CV, a statement of purpose (up to 500 words), and a reference letter by theirsupervisor or academic advisor. Those who wish to submit a papershould also add a short abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words).


More information about how to apply:
Students currently enrolled on master’s or PhD courses at a Europaeum member university can apply. Successful candidates will be provided with accommodation free of charge and will be reimbursed reasonable travel expenses within Europe.
The deadline for submission of applications is 26 January 2020.
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23-25 April


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2-10 Norham Road 
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6SE Royaume-Uni
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